Open Face Cabinet Desk

This is a project where we built the cabinets for our friends, and they added their own top to the desk.

These cabinets are each 18″ wide x 24″ deep x 26″ high, with the overall desk size being 72″ wide x 27″ deep x 27.5″ high.

These are constructed out of 3/4″ and 1/2″ plywood, with poplar face frames and shelf fronts.  The finish on the cabinets is a distressed white latex paint, finished with a few coats of clear Valspar Sealing Wax to give the cabinets a nice, soft feel.

You can see more pictures on our post on our site, or even get the plans if you want to build your own.

 

Estimated Cost
$150
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
plywood, poplar, and pine
Finish Used
White latex paint, clear sealing wax, and stain.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate